Harish Rao allocates funds for Hyderabad’s development

Hyderabad: Finance Minister T. Harish Rao, in his budget speech for the financial year 2023-24, has allocated funds for various development projects in and around Hyderabad.

“The Government of Telangana has taken up numerous projects in the jurisdiction of HMDA with a cost of Rs.387 crore. Under Haritha Haram, 63 lakh saplings have been planted in Hyderabad. The solar roof cycle track taken up as a pilot project in Kokapet layout will be a trendsetter. The 23 KMs stretch will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs.95 crore,” he said.

Harish Rao informed that the Hyderabad Metro Water Board has taken up a project to provide drinking water facilities to people living within the limits of Outer Ring Road at a cost of Rs.1,956 crore. The Sunkishala intake works taken up at an estimated cost of R. 2,214 crore to provide continuous drinking water supply in Hyderabad city will be completed in this year, he said.

Further, the Finance Minister said that the Sewerage master plan is being implemented in Hyderabad to address the problem of sewage water. In the first phase, sanction has been accorded for the construction of Sewerage Treatment Plants (STP). As part of three packages, construction of 31 STPs with a capacity of 1259 million liters per day has been taken up with a cost of Rs.3,866 crore.

The construction of 67,782 double bed room houses has already been completed in the GHMC area. Construction of 32,218 houses is at different stages, he said. 

Harish Rao said that the Central Government has awarded 23 awards under various categories to cities and towns in Telangana under Swachh Survekshan and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Similarly, under the awards given by the Union Urban Development Ministry for the cities developing at a faster pace, the municipalities in Telangana have secured 7 awards.

Under the national level Swachhata League, Korutla, Alampur and Peerzadiguda have secured awards.In the awards under urban development, Telangana State stands at the second position. This is the result of various development programmes taken up by the government. I congratulate the officers and the organizations, who have secured these awards.An amount of Rs.11,372 crore has been proposed for the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department in the Budget, he said. (INN)

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